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MIM Fenders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OjBinge, Oct 12, 2001.


  1. OjBinge

    OjBinge Guest

    Oct 5, 2001
    Cordova, TN
    I've been hearing a lot about Made in Mexico Fenders on this board, and I'm pretty interested in buying one. The only problem is that I have no idea where to get one. Would any Fender vendor carry these, or do I have to order them directly from Fender?
     
  2. Any Fender dealer sells them. Guitar Center does.
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    literally every music store that sells basses has Fenders. they are the most popular basses. of course they have the standard series.
     
  4. steve2

    steve2

    Sep 23, 2001
    Piney Flats, TN
    I just got my MIM Jazz a couple of days ago and I love it. I got a brown sunburst and I bought a tortise pickguard. The MIM are the standard series. The good thing about the MIM is that they are very upgradeable. A couple of good websites besides trhis one is www.bassstreet.com and www.fender.com and www.fenderforum.com

    You can get these in a P or a J style. Also for the same price range the MTD Kingston is an excellent choice. I havent heard of anything bad about the MTD's but I like the traditional Fender J bass.

    Steve
     
  5. Slightly off topic...but on the 2001 MIM P-basses, are the knobs chrome or plastic?
     
  6. I think plastic.. Don't worry, knobs are only a few bucks.
     
  7. Star*

    Star*

    Jan 24, 2001
    i have played many different types of basses and the best by far by my ears is fender, so i think you should definatly find one and by it....may i suggest a jazz bass by fender...
     
  8. OjBinge

    OjBinge Guest

    Oct 5, 2001
    Cordova, TN
    Thanks a lot for the replies! I think I'm definitely going to be buying one.
     
  9. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Itd also be wise to play one before buying, seeing its better to trust your ears rather than our words.

    BTW my MIM Jazz rules.
     
  10. steve2

    steve2

    Sep 23, 2001
    Piney Flats, TN
    I have only owned this MIM Jazz for 4 days and I love it.

    Steve
     
  11. Ok thanks. Plastic knobs just don't work on a P-bass...

    My MIM Jazz is wonderful to those who are interested. A great purchase.
     
  12. On the Fender site, when you click on basses, it shows a MIM P in the new blue color with the metal knobs, but when you clikc on the standard series P-bass link below the pic it shows one with plastic knobs. ????
     
  13. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Fender's sneaky like that.
     
  14. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have heard a lot of people say when referring to MIM Fenders to try a few out before you buy one. It seems that some of them are better than others. I don't know, as I have only played a couple, and they were both decent basses for the money.
     
  15. Yeah, every music store BUT the one that is most convientient for me to go to:rolleyes: . Not a fender to be found there, except for a very used lefty Squire. They have plenty of Johnsons and Alvarezes. Both of which I can't stand. Hey wait a minute! I just got my license! I can finally broaden my bass choices! I can goto GC, Sam Ash, and (I hope it doesn't come to this) Mars. I just peed myself with excitement!
     
  16. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I've tried out Fenders for years and years and years and found that they have differed a great deal over the years. However, in more recent years, their quality seems to be a little more consistent. Even so, when I finally did break down and buy my MIM, I noticed that the two they had in the store still varied a bit. I bought what I thought was the better one. I still had to have the frets professionally leveled, the pickups and bridge replaced, and the neck straightened before it sounded good to me. But, that's what I bought it for. Now, it's a cool bass...but, all that work??? I spent as much fixing up a brand new Fender as I spent on the thing.
     
  17. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump
     
  18. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    bump again
     
  19. what does "bump" mean?

    EDIT - Never mind, it was explained in another thread.